The Middle East and North Africa: Publications

Policy Brief

Halting ambition: EU migration and security policy in the Sahel

by Andrew Lebovich - 25th September, 2018

Some European leaders see stabilisation of the region – through curbing migration and counter terror threats – as key to the future of the European project

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Policy Brief

Order from chaos: Stabilising Libya the local way

by Tarek Megerisi - 19th July, 2018

The tragedy of Libya in well known in outline but poorly known in detail – to many in Europe, that is. But Europe has a role in the country's stabilisation.

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Policy Brief

The Marib paradox: How one province succeeds in the midst of Yemen’s war

by Adam Baron - 12th June, 2018

The northern province can act as a model for the rest of the country, if international actors, including Europe, learn its lessons.

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Web Special

The Middle East's new battle lines

by Julien Barnes-Dacey & Ellie Geranmayeh & Hugh Lovatt - 17th May, 2018

An ECFR guide to the key disputes threatening to spark a wider Middle Eastern war

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Web Special

Mapping Palestinian Politics

by Hugh Lovatt - 19th April, 2018

This interactive web project charts the constellation of political players as Palestinians approach a period of political change. Over 100 pen portraits reveal new insights into the personalities and power structures that will shape the future of Palestinian politics.

Policy Brief

Alone in the desert? How France can lead Europe in the Middle East

by Manuel Lafont Rapnouil - 10th April, 2018

France sees the MENA region as a state for foreign policy and great power politics and an opportunity to shape global politics and punch above its weight.

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Policy Brief

The southern front line: EU counter-terrorism cooperation with Tunisia and Morocco

by Anthony Dworkin and Fatim-Zohra El Malki - 15th February, 2018

European states should devote more effort to joint work on radicalisation with Morocco and Tunisia

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Policy Brief

Occupation and Sovereignty: Renewing EU Policy in Israel- Palestine

by Hugh Lovatt - 21st December, 2017

How should the EU respond to the reality of the one-state reality taking hold in Israel-Palestine?

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Cover: A flammable peace: Why gas deals won’t end conflict in the Middle East

Policy Brief

A flammable peace: Why gas deals won’t end conflict in the Middle East

by Tareq Baconi - 21st December, 2017

The discovery of gas reserves in the eastern Mediterranean could create an "economic peace"

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Policy Brief

The coming clash: Why Iran will divide Europe from the United States

by Ellie Geranmayeh - 25th October, 2017

Europe must salvage the nuclear deal with Iran and step-up robust diplomacy with Teran on regional issues.

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